90’s Middle School Contraband


10. Slam Books

Slam books were circulating notebooks containing questions or names of individuals for classmates to respond to. A staple of ’80s classroom life, slam books were frowned upon in the ’90s for promoting bullying and inappropriate content.

11. Card Games

Card game bans ranged from Pokemon to Magic the Gathering. Like Pogs, nerd cards were a seen as a distraction that often led to fights over trading or game play.

12. Silly String

Primarily a concern around graduation, Silly String typically was banned to keep the school janitors sane.